West Virginia Medicaid State Plan Amendment: Key Program Changes and Questions

This fact sheet summarizes the key changes West Virginia has approved for its Medicaid program as a result of the new flexibility available through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. West Virginia will change the benefit package for children and parents, parents will sign a member agreement for themselves and on behalf of their children to access certain benefits, and providers and managed care plans will monitor and report to the state their patients’ status with regard to meeting the member agreement responsibilities. Parents and children will continue to be covered for mandatory services, and the state must continue to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services to children.

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